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Welcome to Land and Cultural Preservation Fund, Inc (LCPF). Most likely you have landed here because you are involved in one of the organizations LCPF supports – or wish to be. Members of our community volunteer hundreds of hours monthly to Community F.A.R.E, Friends of Frederick County, Stream Link Education or Community Renewable Energy (all LCPF organizations) – to keep our home healthy, vibrant, diverse and resilient. Please join us in this quest!
What’s happening in our community to keep it healthy,
vibrant, diverse and resilient!
Maryland Food for Maryland Institutions Study Group proposes Certified Local Farmer Enterprise Program
Calling on all citizens who want local food in local institutions (schools, hospitals, nursing homes, prisons etc) to write a letter to Governor Hogan in support of the Certified Farmer Enterprise Program – a way to support giving preference to farmers using good nutrient management practices in Maryland when competing to sell to institutions; and […]
Check out this youtube video! Thank you John and Lisa, and the hundreds of volunteers for all your good work!
U.S. Farm to School programs give students access to fresh food from their local farms, provide farmers access to new markets, include curriculum-based learning about agriculture and food, and often incorporate hands-on learning through school gardens. The national Farm to School network has grown from a few programs in the 1990s to well over 42,000 […]
The SHOWCASE below is a write up on (and was copied directly from) the FCPS Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) website. Thanks to our partners at FNS for posting this – and sharing the photos! We would love to show you the kids happily eating the apples and listen to Katlyn talk about the orchards […]
Greetings, We have big news about an upcoming event: Renee Brooks Catacalos, author of The Chesapeake Table: Your Guide to Eating Local is coming to Frederick County! Renee is donating her time as a fundraiser for the Frederick County Food Council’s work! She will share a bit of her own experience eating/learning about food systems […]
Hi Farm to School Friends! I wanted to give you an update on Farm to School. A lot has been happening! Taste Tests – Monocacy Elementary School: March 29th the Farm to School team hosted an Apple Taste Test at Monocacy Elementary School. Another huge success! (The first one was in February at Lincoln […]
George Rudy was a one-of-a-kind person and activist who worked relentlessly on behalf of the citizens of Frederick County and the region. In his professional life, Rudy was a nuclear systems expert specializing in assessing risks in the industry. He brought this interest in public health and safety risk assessment to his volunteer efforts within […]
Join us for a presentation and discussion with author of The Chesapeake Table, Renee Brooks Catacalos. When: Sunday, April 28th 2-3pm Location: Fox Haven Learning Center, Jefferson MD Hooked on the local food movement from its early days, Catacalos opens the book by revisiting a personal challenge to only buy, prepare, and eat food […]
A handful of states around the country have begun to recognize the importance of carbon farming as an expedient tool to fight climate change. What’s carbon farming? Eric Toensmeier, author of The Carbon Farming Solution, describes it as “a suite of crops and agricultural practices that sequester carbon in the soil and in perennial vegetation like trees.” If carbon farming […]
Frederick County is launching an agricultural study in hopes of introducing new legislation to help farmers, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced yesterday (3/28/19) at a press briefing. The study is based on results of a survey launched at the briefing. The survey is going out to farmers, owners of farmland and agricultural support businesses, […]